Microsoft Project: The Five Keys - Key 3 Constraints
What you'll learn
- By the end of this course you will understand how all eight constraints work, along with the Task Deadline feature, and more importantly you will understand how to simplify these down to three key components
- The Five Keys to Microsoft Project - Key 1 - Navigation
- The Five Keys to Microsoft Project - Key 2 Part A - Task Linking Mechanics
- The Five Keys to Microsoft Project - Key 2 Part B - The Application of Task Linking
Constraints is the most commonly misunderstood feature in MS Project and understanding how to use constraints is one of the things that separates the amateurs from competent users that are in the know. Key 3 Constraints, thus becomes an absolute cornerstone of knowledge for any practitioner of MS Project that truly wants to understand and use MS Project effectively. In combination with Key 1 (Navigation) and Key 2 (Task linking courses) you have built the foundation to understand Constraints! Get ready to go and tackle one of the most difficult aspects of MS Project---but with videos that provide a clear explanation you can get your head around and conquer!
Who this course is for:
- The Five Keys Method classes are intended for all individuals, regardless of skill level and experience, that wish to use Microsoft Project effectively in its intended use of creating and managing project schedules.
F. Kevin Gaza, PMP
Hello! I have been an enterprise project manager for over fifteen years for a multi-state healthcare organization. In that role I was a primary architect and author of the organization’s project methodology and have been a lead project manager on a variety of enterprise projects including rolling out ITIL/ITSM, building data centers, FCC funding projects , deploying networking systems, upgrading Windows Servers and Desktops for over 25,000 users---and deploying numerous healthcare applications.
Prior to healthcare I worked as a PM for the Indiana Secretary of State, and before that I had some fun starting up the new Indianapolis Zoo as the IT Director---but only after paying my dues for some years as a project engineer in the manufacturing sector. I taught Microsoft Project at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) from 1994 on as an adjunct, which basically was my rat labs for course development.
Through all that---three decades of project work, four-plus industries, and teaching at IUPUI---I developed this approach to using Microsoft Project, called The Five Keys Method. Hopefully you will find it jam packed with insights and tricks you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy!